Reporting events which journalist has bona fide reason to believe to be true can never be an offence: J&K HC quashes FIR against journalist

"Fair and frank reporting of events by electronic and print media cannot be curbed merely because it may have an adverse impact on business of some class of persons," the Court emphasized.
Reporting events which journalist has bona fide reason to believe to be true can never be an offence: J&K HC quashes FIR against journalist
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashed an FIR lodged against a senior journalist in respect of a news item in the Times of India titled "Stone pelters in J&K now target tourists, four women injured"(Mohammad Salim Pandith v. State of J&K and Anr).

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